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Stephen King

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Stephen King
Name: Stephen J. King
Born: Oct 2, 1987 in Winter Park, Fla. USA
High School: Winter Park (Fla.) HS
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 3rd round (91st overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2006 (signed for $750,000)
A mediocre senior season and leg injuries hurt King's stock, but his potential to develop into a five-tool shortstop in the mold of Bobby Crosby or J.J. Hardy is why he should be drafted in the first three rounds. He easily passes scouts' eye test, with a strong, slender body and tapered waist. He'll have to make some adjustments in his swing and approach, which currently keep him from getting a good load and trigger in his swing. Good fastballs tend to tie him up, but he has the bat speed and feel for the strike zone to become an above-average offensive player with at least average power. He has good actions up the middle, good hands and above-average arm strength. He's a solid-average runner. The club that buys into King's future with the bat could take him as early as the supplemental round. He's considered signable in the top three rounds.
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